Lots of Joy Bauble Christmas Card

by Joanne James6. August 2015 08:05

Today it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a great sketch challenge for you:

Having placed my pre-order for items from the forthcoming Autumn-Winter seasonal catalogue this week, I am totally in the Christmas groove. My new goodies haven't arrived yet, but luckily for me the annual catalogue now has a Christmas section again, so that's where I went for some supplies for today's card. Here's my card: 


I used the new set 'Lots of Joy' and combined this with the lovely 'Merry Moments' DSP. I took the three diagonal stripes as inspiration for my card rather than literally - this paper has a lovely stripe pattern of varying thicknesses, so I think it works quite well. I stamped my bauble twice, once in Real Red and once in Smoky Slate, then cut the bauble top from the Smoky Slate one and adhered it behind my red bauble, before adding a silver ribbon bow. I stamped my sentiment in Real Red, then decided to paper-piece the little Christmas tree over the top in Old Olive - here's a close up photo so that you can see it in more detail:

This was quite easy to do - I simply stamped the sentiment again on a scrap of green cardstock, snipped out the tree and reversed it before adhering to my card. The pencil-thin stripe in the DSP is Old Olive and this was a great way to bring a little green into my predominantly red and grey coloured card. I hope you like today's card - I have another Christmas card using the same set to share with you tomorrow! Do visit the other Design Team members to see how they used this week's sketch; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another Christmas project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Lots Of Joy Wood-Mount Stamp Set
  • Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
  • 1" Circle Punch
  • Silver 1/8" Ribbon
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red A4 Cardstock
  • Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Smoky Slate A4 Cardstock
  • Whisper White A4 Cardstock
  • Old Olive A4 Cardstock


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Comments (7) -

Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
8/6/2015 12:54:57 PM #

I love this card....so simple yet elegant and festive. That little Christmas tree is the just the cutest thing ever!!!!!

Bridgette Jones
Bridgette JonesUnited States
8/6/2015 2:56:48 PM #

EEEEK! Love this!! I am in the Christmas groove too! This is a fantastic Christmas card, bright and cheery! And once again I am floored by your fussy cutting! That Old Olive Christmas tree is perfect!

Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
8/8/2015 3:36:38 AM #

Those stripes make a great background for this classy card!  I love the detail of the little green tree!

Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
8/8/2015 9:33:19 PM #

Love this cute and simple card!  You could make lots of these in a short time!  Did you hand cut the little tree?  Trying to figure out where that came from!  Great card!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
8/11/2015 8:10:46 PM #

I did hand cut the little tree Lisa - easy to do, I just stamped the sentiment, cut out the tree and flipped it over. I did try and make one with the end of the Tree Punch - this worked well too!

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
8/9/2015 5:22:02 PM #

Oh my....how cute is your sentiment!  What a clever idea replacing the "A" with the christmas tree!  Adorable!!!!

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
8/11/2015 4:31:01 PM #

We were on the same wavelength this week!  Love using the DSP for the diagonal background.  Great job with the sketch challenge!

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